[Tagging] Deprecating wikipedia Tag

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon May 25 12:40:56 UTC 2015

On 25 May 2015 at 13:18, Thorsten Alge <lists at thorsten-alge.de> wrote:

> Since wikidata will be the center of all Wikimedia wikis it might be
> better to link to wikidata items instead of wikipedia article. Thats why
> I wonder what you think of deprecating the wikipedia tags (NOT DELETING
> any of them) and focus on wikidata tags

I agree that Wikidata tags are much better, and to be preferred.
However, it is easier for a novice (in either OSM or Wikipedia terms)
to add a Wikipedia tag; another editor, or a bot, can then convert it
to a Wikidata tag.

I do strongly urge fellow editors to add Wikdiata atgs whenver
appraoraite, bit for objects, and for things like etymologies,
architects etc.

Andy Mabbett

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